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WATCH: Candidate Randy Minchew shares vision for city if elected Columbia mayor


A Columbia businessman running for mayor joined ABC 17 News This Morning on Wednesday to talk about his plans for the city if elected.

When Randy Minchew announced his candidacy in October 2021, a news release said, "Randy believes less is better when it comes to government and taxes."

According to the news release, Minchew is currently vice president of business development for Deline Holdings and also works as a small business owner and entrepreneur.

Minchew has previously called for transparency from the City of Columbia when officials were searching for a new city manager. He also has criticized the lack and quality of trash bags with the mandated city logo.

Minchew will face off against four other candidates. Opponents David Seamon and Barbara Buffaloe discussed their visions for the city with ABC 17 News on Monday and Tuesday.

The other two candidates who have filed to run for mayor of Columbia plan to join ABC 17 News This Morning throughout the rest of the week:

  • Thursday: Maria Oropallo
  • Friday: Tanya Heath

The deadline to register to vote in the April election is next Wednesday, March 9.

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Molly Stawinoga

Molly Stawinoga is ABC 17’s weekday morning anchor and a reporter at ABC 17 News. Molly joined the news team in 2017 while studying political science, journalism and Spanish at the University of Missouri. She is originally from DeKalb, Illinois.


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